great link thanks for the laugh
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Tamron 18-270mm, if you were willing to compromise some on image quality and/or miss a few photos
Some amazing answers here, thanks you all very much, I have thought about the kind of situations I might be in for photography on the trip, it is all organised and so I don't think I will need the 70-200mm, so the 10-22mm and the 15-85mm sound like two very good lenses that I will use, a limit to just 2 lenses (probably won't use the kit lens) will prevent too much weight, and also allow me to set up faster and take the photo I want on any time I have during the day. I will try extremely hard and buy a tripod too. A couple of you have also recommended Circular Polarizer filters, so will have a look at those. Regarding the 15-85mm and 24-105mm, what are the benefits of each one, as different people like the 24-105mm, and some prefer the 15-85mm.
Thanks, I really appreciate all of the help you have all given me, James
9 AF points are fine the problem is 8 of them are nearly as usefull as bull tits
I guess you haven't done much work with a 5DII then ..... in good light with a fast lens they are fine.
I spent 7 months or so in the 7D vs 5DMKII camp and flipped back and forth more than a politician... Pretty much almost an acrobat or gymnast at that point.
I just pulled the shutter on the 5DMKII end of last month and am happy.
Will it be "outdated" in a year. Yup... but then again, the 5DMKIII will be outdated by the middle of 2013 as well.
I stepped up from my T2i and the biggest factor to me was going FF and getting better IQ. That being said, the 5D MKII AF I wish had more points, especially when I am shooting fashion in lower light, but the end result over the next 6 months or how ever long until the 5DMKIII is available, I am MUCH happier with my images, my models love them, and I really like the step up. The net result come next year, I will be a better photographer than if I had just shot the T2i.
My look at this issue is ...
Making a mirrorless camera EF compatible, it would have to be at least as thick as the rest of Canon's DSLRs. This would make Canon's mirrorless cameras less attractive than the competition's, making it harder to profit from it.
Giving up on EF compatability means either a new line of lenses or compatible with other companies' lenses. My impression is that Canon has it's hands full with DSLR & cine lenses, making the first option problematic. Making new bodies & having customers buy other companies' lenses before Canon lenses come out, well, I can see why Canon wouldn't love that option either.
Considering Canon has patents on mirrorless cameras, my guess is Canon invests in what it considers more profitable market, and will enter the mirrorless market later on, if it seems profitable.